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The Blasters: Non-Fiction (Slash)

Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, 16 July 1983

OVER THE past three years, white American music’s been getting a real recharge from several California couples: John Doe and Exene Cervenka of X, Chip and Tony Kinman of Rank & File, and brothers Dave and Phil Alvin in The Blasters. The sparkplugs they’ve been firing on are of course familiar genres and not all white musics – but in each case the band involved is producing remarkable new and original work.

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